• North Palos School District 117 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee


    The Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) is for parents who have a child in either of North Palos School District 117's Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) or Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI). Schools with State Mandated Transitional Bilingual programs are required to establish a Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC).



    The mission of the Parent Advisory Committee is for parents and school district staff to work together to meet the needs of our multilingual students and their families.



    • To engage families in the educational process 

    • To provide quality programs for families

    • To build community within the program


    Please view our Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Brochure to learn more about us. Contact Shadia Salem, Director of English Learners, if you are interested in attending our meetings and events.

    Office: (708) 233-5735

    Email: [email protected] 

Bilingual Parent Advisory News Articles and Events

  • February BPAC Meeting

    February BPAC Meeting

    The parent liaisons at the district are excited to announce their partnership with Moraine Valley Community College for the upcoming parent liaison webinar that will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 via Zoom from 3:30-4:00pm.

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  • January BPAC Meeting

    January BPAC Meeting

    On Tuesday, January 26th, The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will be holding a workshop on Multicultural Children's Literature. We will end our workshop with a wonderful family storytime from our parent liaisons!

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  • November BPAC Meeting

    November BPAC Meeting

    The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee held a workshop to introduce digital eBooks that provide audio and multiple language capabilities.

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  • October BPAC Meeting

    October BPAC Meeting

    The first meeting for English Learner families will be in October, reviewing the North Palos SD 117 English Learning programs, as well as Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee requirements and participation.

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  • Parent Connections Program

    Parent Connections Program

    North Palos SD 117 has implemented a new initiative to support our families of English Learners. The Parent Connections Program is lead by four Parent Liaisons, who are dedicate to help parents get the information and assistance they need to support their children's educational experience.

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